Veterans Connect at the South San Francisco Library

South San Francisco, CA   January 4, 2017  Submitted by Anissa Malady, Program Manager, SSF Public Library

The South San Francisco Public Library will be an official hub for Veterans Connect @ the Library, promoting and helping Vets get services, connect with resources. We have many events upcoming surrounding our launch, including a book club and discussion to be held at Philz. Please see a listing below for all the events and details.

Saturday, January 27, 2:00 p.m.

South City, One Book Discussion: Until Tuesday by Fmr. Capt. Luis Carlos Montalvan

At Philz Coffee, Westborough Square, 2248 Westborough Blvd, SSF, CA 94080

This month the South San Francisco Public Library launches its Veterans Resource Center, a service that connects veterans and their families to benefits and services for which they are eligible. Meet us at Philz Coffee in Westborough Square for more information about this new community service and to discuss Fmr. Capt. Luis Carlos Montalvan’s Until Tuesday. Come by the library to checkout a copy.


A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalvan never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home from combat, however, his physical wounds and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. He wondered if he would ever recover. Then Luis met Tuesday, a sensitive golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. Until Tuesday is the story of how two wounded warriors, who had given so much and suffered the consequences, found salvation in each other. It is a story about war and peace, injury and recovery, psychological wounds and spiritual restoration. But more than that, it is a story about the love between a man and dog, and how, together, they healed each other’s souls.

Philz Coffee

Westborough Square

2248 Westborough Blvd.

South San Francisco, CA 94080

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Tuesday, January 30, 5:00 p.m.

Grand Opening of the Veterans Resource Center

SSF Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

Celebrate the grand opening of the Veterans Resource Center at the South San Francisco Main Library. In partnership with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), we are pleased to help veterans and their families learn about the benefits they have earned. The Veterans Resource Center can be the connection vets need for help. Our skilled volunteers can help veterans with finding employment, accessing health benefits, buying a home, and other needs. Learn more about the Veterans Connect @ the Library program and how you can get involved at


This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Veterans Connect @ the Library

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Tuesday, January 30, 6:00 p.m.

San Mateo County Veterans Services Office Informational Presentation

SSF Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, SSF, CA 94080

If you served you earned! Norman Aleman, Veterans Services Officer, will give an informational presentation on the benefits for San Mateo County residents who served in the U.S. Military. If you are a veteran that served in any branch of the U.S. military, you have earned the rights to special benefits and services–even if you did not see combat. Also, learn about the San Mateo County Veteran ID Card and how to qualify.




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